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Roland Dickey, Jr., Dickey’s Barbecue

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Roland Dickey, Jr.
President & CEO, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
October 5


Roland Dickey, Jr. traces the history of Dickey’s Barbecue, a Dallas favorite since 1941.

Through explosive growth in franchising, the home-grown fare now reaches customers across the country. Learn how the company deals with rising food costs without raising prices. Dickey tells host Lee Cullum that it was his father’s tough love that led him to gain work experience elsewhere before earning a spot in the family-owned chain.

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Roland Dickey, Jr. is the grandson of company founder Travis Dickey, Sr. and has earned his stripes as a third generation restaurant owner. Under his leadership as company President since 2006, he has expanded the restaurant’s reach from 20 to over 240 restaurants and has enthusiastically led the charge to become the world’s largest barbecue franchise. Dickey received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.